The ACCUK Motoring Blog

Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

Your Vehicles Cooling Fan

  • Friday, July 05, 2013
This week we address your cars cooling fan. The cooling fan is activated automatically when an engine begins to overheat, it does this by drawing air in through the radiator in order to cool the engine. However, if the fan seizes then the engine coolant will likely begin to boil which could cause si Read more...

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013
Although we always talk about the strain the winter weather puts on our vehicles, the hot summer months can be equally as challenging to deal with with regards to our cars. It is therefore vital to ensure that you have a breakdown policy in place in order to protect yourself, particularly if you Read more...

Time To Pay Attention To The Warning Lights

  • Friday, June 07, 2013
MOT changes which have been in effect since the 20th March 2013 will force motorists to pay attention to warning lights on their dashboard. The changes have been enforced to bring the MOT test (/mot-testing)up to date with complicated modern safety technology which we rely on every day and to  Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 8

  • Friday, May 31, 2013
Here is our 8th top eco driving tip: Tip 8: It is really important that you have your car serviced according to the manufacturers servicing schedule. This will not only help maintain your engine's efficiency and cut your fuel consumption, it will also maintain your engine. Servicing your  Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 7

  • Friday, May 24, 2013
Here is our 7th top eco driving tip: Tip 7: Don't turn on your engine and then leave it idling in order to warm up your car. This wastes your fuel and causes engine wear. Plus you risk loosing your car to potential thieves if left unattended on your drive. If you ha Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 6

  • Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is our sixth top eco driving tip: Tip 6: It is incredibly important to check your tyre pressures regularly. Why? Because under-inflated tyres are dangerous and can increase your fuel consumption by up to 3%. Tyre under-inflation is one of the most serious risk factors for crashes Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 5

  • Friday, May 10, 2013
Here is our fifth top eco driving tip: Tip 5: If you anticipate that you will be stuck in a queue or traffic jam for more than a minute or two then cutting your engine will not only save you petrol but will also reduce your vehicles emissions. Avoid taking too many Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 4

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here is our fourth top eco driving tip: Tip 4: Maintain a steady speed whilst using the highest gear possible. Research shows that the most efficient speed is typically around 45 - 50mph. Driving faster than this will greatly increase your fuel consumption, therefore costing you more money Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 3

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here is our third top eco driving tip: Tip 3: Always try to change into the highest appropriate gear as soon as you possibly can. Why? Because revving your engine in a low gear consumes large amounts of fuel. For maximum efficiency you should change up a gear when your engine Read more...

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 2

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Here is our second top eco driving tip: Tip 2: Roof racks, bike carriers and roof boxes will affect your car's aerodynamics and reduce your vehicles fuel efficiency. If you use them make sure that you remove them when they are not in use. Driving with your windows or Read more...
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